Buying Crypto Currencies in Russia
Ever since the sanctions in 2014, the value of Russia’s ruble against the US dollar has been declining and remains quite low. Bitcoin’s ability to store value better than the ruble, even with the “new tech” volatility capturing the headlines has been quite remarkable.
With Russian operatives “allegedly” using bitcoin to fund the US election tampering, people everywhere are seeing the value in a censorship resistant currency.
Crypto Currency Exchanges in Russia
With Putin and his oligarchs cracking down on crypto currencies (since they can’t hide them in offshore bank accounts), buying bitcoin in Russia may be difficult but everyone is doing it. Most users familiar with the TOR network have seen the increasing amount of Russian traffic from those not wanting to be spied on by the Kremlin, while they gain financial independence from Ruble or any other national currency.
While EXMO is a popular exchange in Russia, users have to enter their personal information in order to use the service, this creates an excellent place for hackers to attack as there is a large amount of personal data held by the company. This is why anonymous exchanges are continually becoming popular in countries like Russia and around the world.
The best crypto currency exchanges in Russia currently are:
|Top Exchanges||Known For||Popular in||KYC||Currencies|
|Exchange / Trading Platform||Russia, Europe, UK, Asia||Yes||RUB, USD, EUR||Sign Up|
|Large Global Exchange||Latin America, Europe, UK, China, Russia||Yes||BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|P2P Trading||Global||No||BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|Trading Platform||Global||Under 2 BTC No||BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|Exchange, Trading Platform||Russia, Ukraine, Europe||Fiat Yes, Crypto No||RUB, USD, EUR||Sign Up|
|Credit Card / Exchange||America's, Europe, Asia||Yes||GBP, USD, EUR, BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|Credit Card / Exchange||Everywhere except USA||Yes||EUR, USD, GBP||Sign Up|
|Anonymous Purchases||Global||No||BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|Exchange / P2P Marketplace||Africa, UK, Europe, Asia||Yes||ZAR, GBP, EUR, CAD||Sign Up|
|Decentralized Anonymous Exchange||Global||No||BTC, ETH, Alts||Sign Up|
|Large Global Exchange||Asia||Yes||USD, IDR, SGD, MYR, BTC, ETH||Sign Up|
|Large Global Exchange||Asia||Yes||All National Currencies, BTC, Alts||Sign Up|
Anonymous Bitcoin Purchases in Russia
The best place to start, for the most up to date and accurate places to buy bitcoin in Russia would be the bitcoin talk forums. Most small transactions for Rubles and person to person transfers take place on the forum and our complete list of anonymous exchanges may also be of interest.
The top 3 exchanges are:
Alt-coin Trading from Russia
Binance is the most popular anonymous alt-coin trading platforms, Russians have been going wild buying the newest cryptos hoping one will have the same gains as bitcoin. However, most people fail to realize that the network of bitcoin is considered valuable because it is immutable. While newly launched altcoins have a blueprint from bitcoin to draw from for success, the actual altcoins available that are anything similar to bitcoin are close, if not exactly zero.
Online Gambling in Russia
For people in Russia looking to bet on sports, casino and poker using bitcoin, be sure to check out our Russia online gambling guide.
This site is intended for people over the age of 18 that never gamble what they can’t afford to lose.